New to Disability? web
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) webpage that provides a quick roadmap for those whose lives have been touched by a child’s disability.
You Are Not Alone .pdf
Written by a parent to other parents to describe feelings and reactions that go along with finding out their child has a disability.
Categories of Diverse Disabilities .pdf
Explanations of terms often used in special education, disability rights and medical literature to describe various groups of disabilities.
Informational tool to increase understanding of disability issues, clarify myths and facts, and provide tips for social etiquette and positive interactions.
It’s the Person First .pdf
Tip sheet describing language that emphasizes who a person is instead of his or her disability.
Disability Etiquette .pdf
Information sheet offering things to keep in mind when interacting with people with disabilities.
Explains various types of state agencies and provides guidance in locating resources relevant to particular family needs.
Rare Disorders web
Helpful resources related to rare diseases and conditions.
Information to increase understanding about the implications of multiple disabilities, including definitions, resources and tips.
Three-page overview of events and attitudes tracing back to ancient times.
Four page document focused on employment policy
Important events dating back to 1817.
Instructions for the following three activities.
An online library of images, texts, and other artifacts related to disability history. Materials represent all disability categories across the life span and have been collected to expand knowledge and understanding about the history of people with disabilities in the U.S. Includes activities and lesson plans.
2. Tell Us About Your Child .doc
Worksheet to introduce a child with deaf-blindness to other parents; can be adapted for other disabilities
3. Etiology Research .doc
Worksheet for partnering with another family member to explore an unfamiliar diagnosis or condition